Update 3:05 p.m. Aug. 26: William J. Schmitz was a teacher at Land O' Lakes High School and a coach, according to Bay News 9.
A 59-year-old Land O’ Lakes man is
dead after Hillsborough County Sheriff’s deputies say he jumped off the Skyway
Bridge Aug. 26.
William J. Schmitz, 59, drove to the Skyway’s center span around 4:56 a.m., got out of his 2010 Kia and jumped over the rail into the water below, an email to media stated. Schmitz lived on Marchmont Boulevard in Land O’ Lakes.
It took search crews about four hours to recover his body, the email said.